Project Description

28 June 2022
RRP: $$17.99
ISBN: 9781922711748
Paperback,  336 pages
198 x 128 mm
Crime & mystery fiction (Children’s / Teenage), Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories

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The Detective’s Guide to New York City

by Nicki Greenberg

A thrilling new adventure and mystery for Pepper Stark and her friends.

Pepper Stark is thrilled to be returning to the grit and glitter of New York City. She can’t wait to go exploring with her father, the Captain, and reunite with her fellow detectives, aspiring Broadway star Norah and up-and-coming pastry chef Sol. Even when the Captain invites along his new ‘friend’ Emmaline and her son Elliott, Pepper is determined to make the most of her time in the city that never sleeps.

But when notorious food critic Anthony ‘the Shark’ Sharkey is taken ill after dining at the restaurant where Sol works, Pepper finds herself entangled in another murky mystery. Pepper, Sol, Norah and – reluctantly – Elliott are facing an even bigger challenge than the Saffron Diamond affair, and the stakes have never been so high. If they don’t find the culprit, Sol’s career could be over … or worse. And the Big Apple might become the place where all of their dreams turn to dust.

From the bright lights of Broadway to back-alley speakeasies, Nicki Greenberg brings 1920s New York to life in this rollicking return to the world and characters of The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel.

About the Author

Nicki GreenbergNicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Victoria. Her first books, in The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children’s book author. In 2008, Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. She then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award. Inspired by her own young children, Nicki now dedicates most of her ink to books for younger readers. Her favourite activity is making books, but when she does manage to tear herself away from the desk, Nicki loves to crochet bizarre sea creatures.